26312116805_8581cc340a_zPeter Miene has been appointed dean of the Winona State University College of Liberal Arts, effective July 1.

Prior to this appointment, Miene served in the role of Interim Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts (2012-present), Department Chair (2008-2012), and Interim Chair for the Department of Psychology (2006-2008) at WSU. He also held faculty positions as Professor (2002-2012), Associate Professor (1997-2002) and Assistant Professor (1992-1997).

Miene received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and his B.A. in psychology from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. While at the University of Minnesota, Miene held fellowships with both the Graduate School and the Department of Psychology and received an American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award.

“I am so impressed by the amazing work being done by the faculty and students in the College of Liberal Arts,” said Miene. “I am very excited to have the opportunity to represent the college and share the message about the high quality liberal arts education that we offer at Winona State.”

The WSU College of Liberal Arts is comprised of 13 departments: Art & Design, Communication Studies, English, Global Studies and World Languages, History and Legal Studies, Mass Communication, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice, Theatre and Dance, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives in problem solving, providing the skills to act responsibly, and being highly engaged in and committed to academics, the arts and community — from local to global levels.

For more information, call the WSU Communications Office at 507-457-5024.